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The Feminist Coach

Jesusa Ricoy Olariaga 29-11-1974

Jesusa is mother of two boys and a girl who have been home educated. Since 1994 lives in London, U.K, where she works for the NCT as Antenatal Teacher, Jesusa defines herself as Matriactivist. Jesusa has also lived in Italy and therfor she speaks fluently Italian, Spanish and English.


September 2017 (coming up!)

Obstetric violence, a feminist issue. Talk part of Festival of Choice. Organised by Amnesty International and Many Feminist organisations.

An exploration on the topic of obstetric violence, also called abuse during pregnancy and childbirth, an important and urgent feminist reclaim and part of our fight for our reproductive rights.



October 2016

Conference "Birth in the Movies, the manipulation of an experience". Faculty of Science, Health and Wellbeing.University of Vic, Cataluña. Part of the seminary directed by Dr. Serena Brigidi, Culture, Cinema and Health 


June 2015-2016

Speaker of the Spanish Watchdog of Obstetric Violence.

The first organisation of this kind created from El Parto es Nuestro and which is a small group of different professionals who will compile, reflect and work on cases of obstetric violence reported to them.


May 2014

Lecturer on the conference "What is the future of Motherhood?" organised by Kings College Midwifery Students on the topic "The Power of Motherhood-the power of midwives"


November 2013

Facilitator of the round table "How to create a European campaign against obstetric violence?" at the International conference Human Rights in Childbirth: Mobilising Change. Blankerberge, Brussels

August 2012
Creator of the 3Colours concept and of the two year course in Matrieducation under the same name, of which she was also the tutor.

March 2012
Member of the Round Table The Time Is Now, in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Organised by the american author and birth guru Suzanne Arms.

September 2011
Creator of the online movement against obstetric violence: La Revolución de las Rosas (The Roses Revolution).

October 2012
Diploma on Hypnobirthing Teacher by the Hypnobirthing Association UK with Katharine Graves

June 2011
Certificate as Specialist on Placenta Encapsulation by  I.P.E.N (International Placenta Encapsulation Network)

September 2010
Co founder of the support network for emotional stress after traumatic births: "Escuchando con el Corazón". Creator of the workshop for reflective listening under the same name. And lecturer on the inauguration of the network beside Sheila Kitzinger.

March-October 2010
Collaborator in the section of Eduardo Punset's blog, Apoyo Psicólogico (Psychological Support).

October 2009-current
Licenced by the National Childbirth Trust (NCT) in the U.K as Antenatal Teacher.

October 2009-current
Diploma in Antenatal Education by the University of Bedfordshire

November 2009
Birth Doula accredited by Doula U.K. and trained by Liliana Lammers and Michel Odent.

October 2009-current
Volunteer on the newtwork founded by Sheila Kitzinger, Birth Crisis. 


Jesusa has also published in magazines such as: Midwifery Today, Aims y Juno.

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